Calcification of the epiglottis presenting as foreign body sensation in the neck

Sunil Jeph, Michael Aidi, Ahmed Shah, Thu Thao Ly, Oleg Bronov

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Abstract

The epiglottis plays an important role in preventing food of different consistencies from entering the airway during swallowing. Calcification of epiglottis can, potentially, alter and limit its movement causing aspiration amongst other swallowing problems. Isolated calcification of the epiglottis and its clinical presentation remains a poorly understood entity for radiologists as well as clinicians. Therefore, it is important to recognize the imaging features of epiglottic calcification, and it's known clinical presentations to help clinicians with early diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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